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Opopeo - Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM102) $2.25

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Opopeo - Amaranth

         
 
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60 days. Beautiful, large, red, upright flower spikes and bronze-green foliage make this Mexican heirloom a real knockout in the vegetable garden. Tasty leaves are tender when picked young. Easy to grow from seed. From Opopeo, Mexico.
 
Opopeo - Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DanH
Location:
Pottstown, PA, United States
Date:
January 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Harvest Large Amt of Seed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? I eat hot Amaranth seed cereal

What are the cons? gluten free

Review:

I love this seed crop: I harvested 150 lbs of A. seed last summer. "Prepper" crop. I intercropped it with Potatoes(early crop) as A. is a late summer crop . Plant when warm. HARVEST: Seed plumes snap off in late summer/early fall Fold seed heads into a tarp Drive over the tarp with a vehicle Shake/bang seed heads in a collection barrel Filter collected seeds and chaff through big holed sieve, get rid of large chaff Drizzle through a winnowing fan into a collection barrel, get rid of small chaff Lay out on table to dry for a few days - with fan to help dry (may see some moth larva) Drizzle through a winnowing fan again Filter through a fine sieve Store in cool or cold place, I used it all year till past the next harvest. Note-how far you take cleaning is up to you, the whole plant can be eaten.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Kecia
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
January 5, 2016
          4.0
 
Volunteers Prolifically
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Deep red color

What are the cons? topple over with height

Review:

You will only need to buy this seed once. It volunteers everywhere. Judging by my height standing next to one of these giants, mine grow to about 8 feet. They do become top heavy with so much bloom and not enough root system to hold them upright so I have to grow them next to a fence or pole. I have found it is possible to lop off the tops midway thru the summer and they will regrow into a bushier, more sturdier version. The birds in winter are moderately interested in the seed heads, which do bleach out if you try to dry them. The first year that I tried to harvest seed for my own use, they were heavily infested with an insect no larger than the seed and, therefore, impossible to separate. I tried again another year, but saw little separation of the seed from the heads. I've not been successful yet, but have learned that it is quite an endeavor with a small return so if you are growing these to make seed flour, you'll have to be inventive.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
St. Cloud, MN
Date:
August 26, 2014
          4.0
 
Striking plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Striking Sturdy

What are the cons? None

Review:

First time growing this. The plants grew easily and surprised me with their height and color. They even have stood up to some fairly strong winds. Have not harvested seeds yet. Very curious how that will go.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kathrine
Location:
Savannah, GA
Date:
April 29, 2013
          4.0
 
handsome and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? tall and striking appearance

What are the cons? invasive, wilts when cut

Review:

We're going on our third year and maybe the fifth or sixth season of volunteers springing up everywhere in our garden. It's hard to decide if that's good or bad. Originally I planted these thinking we'd try harvesting the seeds as a grain, but we didn't really get around to it. Was hoping it would attract birds, but they didn't seem terribly interested, preferring sunflowers and native grasses. In our climate, with long summers, spring-planted seedlings hold off on flowering till after the equinox. Fall volunteers may bloom before frost and those that survive winter will bloom, even if they're only a few inches high. They're so-so as cut flowers as they tend to wilt. They bleach out when dried. The greens taste HORRIBLE raw. Didn't cook any to see if there was an improvement. Nevertheless, this is a cool plant in a mixed border. Might as well be, since you can't get rid of it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bluebel14
Date:
April 30, 2011
          5.0
 
Tasty and Pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I sowed some seeds on the top of a 5 gallon bucket with a mix of good soil, horse manure and hay. They quickly sprouted and I soon had these tiny reddish seedlings all over the bucket. They continue to grow beautifully and will have to thin out to only a few. The tender leaves are a greenish-bronze on the top and a magenta-pinkish on the bottom. Less than 30 days after sowing, I was munching on the leaves, straight from the garden. I have substituted lettuce for amaranth in sandwiches and soft tacos. I hope I will get a good seed harvest for next season. I live south of San Antonio, TX and we are dealing with drought and hot conditions. We have water restrictions so I only water them when they really need it and the plants are thriving next to my tomato and bell pepper plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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